3 November 2011

Saturday sees Sandford Manaia travel to New Plymouth's AWE Huatoki.  With Huatoki's Alice Caskey coming off an outstanding win last week, Manaia Nicole Koch could be troubled.  Manaia's Maree Gopperth will also have a difficult match up this week when she meets Sophie Robertson of Huatoki.  Maree has more experience and should come away with the win. The Sandford Manaia men's line up doesn't to be changing and will definitely be too strong for the struggling AWE Huatoki men.

Hareb Deken Motors Oakura play Farmlands Okaiawa in Okaiawa.  With out Graeme Mitchell this week Oakura may be surprised by the new entrants to Soffe Cup.  Andrew Powell of Okaiawa should win his Singles Match against youngster Tei Walden, however, Oakura have some hard to beat older heads of Len Adamson and Craig Waite who should ensure that Oakura come away after the men's singles at 2 a piece.  Amelia Weir (Okaiawa) will be riding high after her win last week over former Taranaki Tennis Representative Catherine Stevenson, and could do it again this week when she faces Sue Oldfield of Oakura.  And with Okaiawa at near full strength, we may see that the Men's and Women's doubles results will determine the winners.   

Central Finance Rotokare host Icon Sports Tariki Pukekura.  Although Pukekura are without Michael Fleming for the round, they will no doubt have the services of another name that has been with Pukekura a long time, Dennis Reid.  Reid will face Blair Crowley (Rotokare).  The game to watch here will be the number 2 ladies singles between Karen Cranston (Rotokare) and Kirsten Adam (Pukekura). Adam appears to be hitting the ball better than ever and will no doubt have a more competitive match than the last time these ladies meet in April 2010.  12 year old Louise Waite (Pukekura) will be playing her 2nd game in Soffe Cup and after a convincing win last week agains Huatoki, she will be looking for another solid preformance when she meets Beth O'Neill of Rotokare.